WHILE work on the cottage is temporarily stalled waiting for permits, etc… I thought I’d show a little back yard project I started shortly before we took on this extreme rehab. Our current back yard is pleasant enough. But unlike our front yard which is shaded by two mature trees, there’s only a tall pine in the back which provides little cover from the afternoon sun because of where it sits on the lot. The space is a little small for a second tree and I’m too old to wait for one to grow anyway, but I’ve always imagined […]
We’ve been so busy with another project this year that I could only make it back for about three weeks in July. I needed to repair some gutters that got damaged in the heavy snow and ice the past winter and also install or have installed snow guards on my steep roof. I should have had them done when they put the new steel roof on, but the guards are a little ugly and I was pinching pennies. Waiting wasn’t a total loss, though. Since last year, the roofing company I used have changed the style of snow guard […]
This is my before & after page. Some new photos that show the changes that have taken place over the last couple years. With exception of the roof which was done very affordably by a local Amish company called Hershberger’s, we did all of the work here. Cost of labor was zero unless you count Ace bandages and iced tea.